Brad Pitt has opened up about the “nutter” who struck the actor on the red carpet during the world premiere of Maleficent last week.
Last Wednesday, when Pitt was attending the premiere with partner Angelina Jolie, Ukrainian journalist-turned-prankster Vitalii Sediuk jumped the red carpet barrier and grabbed at the actor. Describing the incident — which ended with Sediuk in handcuffs — to People, Pitt said:
Sediuk has pulled stunts like this in the past, crashing the red carpet to hug Bradley Cooper and Leonardo DiCaprio’s crotches. Just last month, at the Cannes Film Festival, he stormed the red carpet and dove underneath America Ferrera’s gown, which Pitt seemed particularly annoyed about. The actor added, “he should know, if he tries to look up a woman’s dress again, he’s going to get stomped.”
Consider yourselves warned, would-be pranksters.